Marco's Pizza Announces Launch of New Distribution Service

January 14, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
Marco's Pizza (Marco's Franchising, LLC), an authentic Italian pizza company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, has announced the launch of a distribution service. Marco's Pizza Distribution, LLC (MPD), opened its first distribution center at 1435B Holland Rd. in Maumee, Ohio. The center serves more than 100 Marco's Pizza locations in the Midwest Region and will add stores and territories over time. Additional distribution centers are planned as Marco's continues to grow.

"Marco's Pizza Distribution signifies the next phase of growth at Marco's," said Jack Butorac, president and CEO of Marco's Pizza. "With more than 900 new stores signed and in development, it is crucial for Marco's to maintain product quality and consistency in every store as the company expands. MPD will help us accomplish this efficiently and also cost-effectively for our franchisees."

Marco's Pizza Vice President of Purchasing Don Vlcek, who also serves as president of MPD, outlined three distinct benefits to franchisees. "MPD will help protect product quality," he said. "Only items approved by Marco's own product team will be in our warehouse and on our trucks. MPD is also able to provide increased service to Marco's Pizza stores because we only have one customer. Improved delivery service means that store operators can spend more time focused on sales, quality and efficiencies." Lastly, Vlcek noted that MPD offers franchisees a chance to improve profitability. "A distribution company with a single focus can achieve greater cost efficiency, monitor all product costs, purchase larger volumes at better prices and manage inventory levels to take advantage of predicted fluctuations in commodity markets," he said.

"MPD will publish its P&L statements quarterly and provide rebates to participating franchisees at the end of the year," said Butorac. "The distribution service will be another asset to franchisees as Marco's growth continues."

Marco's Pizza operates 200 stores in 17 states and the Bahamas. To inquire about franchise opportunities, visit or e-mail

About Marco's Franchising, LLC (

Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Marco's Pizza (Marco's Franchising, LLC) is the fastest-growing pizza chain in the U.S. The company was founded in 1978 by Pasquale ("Pat") Giammarco and is committed to making Ah!thentic Italian pizza with fresh ingredients. Marco's is ranked one of the 25 largest pizza chains in the country by PMQ's Pizza Magazine and the top franchise in financial strength by AllBusiness. Marco's has grown from its roots as a beloved Ohio brand to operate 200 stores in 17 states and the Bahamas.